A Unique Underground House in Nusa Lembongan Bali
Category : Adventure | Posted On Apr 20, 2017
Aside from being an ideal spot for those seeking tranquility, Nusa Lembongan is renowned for its fantastic diving spots. But what most visitors to this tiny island aren’t aware of is that Lembongan houses are very unique, as they are underground!
Unlike his name, Made Byasa (Byasa/biasa, meaning ordinary in Bahasa Indonesia) is an extraordinary Balinese man who has created one of the most unique attractions in his home island, Nusa Lembongan.
Using only simple tools such as hammer and chisel (and most importantly his instinct), Byasa started digging in his own yard in 1961. In 1976, a 500 square meters labyrinth was completed with a complex web of tunnels connecting a meditation room, bedroom, bathroom, dining room, living room and kitchen. Of course, don’t expect to comfortably sit on the living room’s cozy sofa or in any other room during a visit to this underground house called Gala Gala.
Gala Gala is located down a small lane off the main road after the Nusa Ceningan suspension bridge (on the left side if you come from Jungutbatu/Mushroom directions). You can find a small wooden signboard saying “Gala Gala Underground House” at the entrance of the small lane (wide enough for motorbike access).
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